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FranchiseTalk: When It Comes to Speed of Expansion, You Need to Know What Is Urgent and What Is Important

When the urgency of expansion comes, entrepreneurs need to make sure they focus on what’s important

As the ASEAN community continues to integrate, borders are simultaneously opening for travel and business. With a population of more than 600 million and a robust economy, expansion opportunities are opening for brands and businesses.What is urgent - ExpansionAn entrepreneur states: “seize the ...

by Joselito Samson  | December 03, 2017 10:00:00
Run & Grow

How much should you borrow to grow your business?

This questionnaire will help you set aside your fear of getting a loan

Your business is doing great. You’ve found your market niche. Your customer base is loyal and growing. The staff (even if it’s just you) is stable and knowledgeable. You’ve reached the point that many small businesses dream about – demand for your ...

by Daniel Demeo  | August 18, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

Opening a second location

Here’s 5 questions you should ask yourself before the big move

Business is booming, so you figure it’s time to take things to the next level: opening up a second location. Although that might seem simple, expanding your business takes a lot of forethought and preparation. In many ways, it’s like starting a ...

by Jared Hecht  | August 07, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Charles Paw and Digital Walker's expansion from Greenhills to Guam

From a small stall in Greenhills, Charles Paw managed to grow his tech accessories business into a mall fixture.

Even when Digits Trading already has 45 branches nationwide, its founder, Charles Paw, still considers the last two decades as mere series of accidents.“I did not plan any of this. It just happened,” Paw reiterated multiple times when he talked to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 26, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

4 tips to help you run multiple businesses

Extreme focus is required to build multiple thriving companies.

I run several businesses and I have run them very poorly. But, I have also run them successfully. When I started as an entrepreneur, I had one restaurant, now I have two restaurants and have an online presence where I coach, write ...

by Zechariah Newman  | May 14, 2016 03:00:00

How franchising can help you reach 100 outlets for your business

Franchising has become a favorite expansion model for starting and established entrepreneurs.

When we used to ask entrepreneurs how many outlets they dream to have, they used to say 20, maybe even 50 if they were dreaming big.But the next generation of entrepreneurs start to realize that 100 outlets, or even 1,000 is within ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 12, 2016 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: To buy or lease a property?

It all depends on how you see your business will perform in the future.

Q: I have startup coffee shop that is doing well. I’m planning to expand by adding another branch this year. Recently, I have found a property that can be a good site for my expansion. The landlord told me that I can offer ...

by Henry Ong  | April 19, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

Cement manufacturer more bullish as gov't lines up infra projects

Republic Cement expands its plant in Nozagaray, Bulacan, as it anticipates increased demand in cement this year, and the community where they operate benefits from this expansion as well.

NORZAGARAY, BULACAN – Republic Cement is more bullish these days, as it expands its plant in this province, anticipating an increased demand of cement with the government lineup of infrastructure projects this year.Republic Cement inaugurated its expanded P900-million ($19.25-million) Norzagaray plant in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 15, 2016 07:00:00
News and Events

Starbucks to open stores in Italy

So how exactly will an Italian order a venti coffee?

So how exactly will an Italian order a venti coffee? Seattle-based Starbucks has announced on February 28 that it would be opening locations in Italy as soon as 2017. Confirmed as Starbucks’ Italian licensee, Percassi will own and operate the stores, beginning with the first ...

by Lindsay Friedman  | March 02, 2016 07:00:00

Outstanding franchisee shares secrets to successful franchising

Find out how a franchisee turned around a troubled gasoline station in just a year.

In October 2010, a then 8-year-old Seaoil gasoline station in Angono, Rizal was in trouble because of poor sales. But a young entrepreneur saw it as an opportunity to get into another business that could offer new learnings and experiences. She bought ...

by James Humarang  | September 18, 2015 08:00:00
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5 tips for starting a business abroad

Are you planning to start a business abroad? Here are helpful tips for you.

Starting a business is no easy feat, especially if you’re thinking of starting one overseas. Now that the economy is picking up, many entrepreneurs are taking advantage and traveling abroad to launch their businesses. But don’t start packing your bags just yet. Before ...

by Ryan Rogowski  | June 10, 2015 02:00:00
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Restaurant-bar chain's founder shares insights about international expansion

Learn from the overseas expansion of this homegrown restaurant-bar chain.

Stories of Filipino achievement in foreign shores have become common, and the notion of finding fortune or success overseas is pervasive. This is true even among Filipino brands and companies that have made it big in the homeland. Many have been expanding ...

by Maren Hogan and Entrepreneur Staff  | May 07, 2015 05:00:00

What to prepare as you open your business for franchising?

Here are some helpful tips when offering your business up for franchising.

Franchising does not start and end in selling the rights to your business to franchisees. The success of the franchisees will also depend on how effective the franchisor is as a mentor, a manager, a guide, and a leader. Here are some ...

by James Humarang and James Humarang  | January 13, 2015 07:00:00